Patent Number: 6,251,872

Title: Nucleic acid vaccines for ehrlichia chaffeensis and methods of use

Abstract: Described are nucleric acid vaccines containing genes to protect animals or humans against Ehrlichia chaffeensis. Also described are polypeptides and methods of using these polypeptides to detect antibodies to pathogens.

Inventors: Barbet; Anthony F. (Archer, FL), Ganta; Roman Reddy (Manhattan, KS), McGuire; Travis C. (Pullman, WA), Burridge; Michael J. (Gainesville, FL), Nyika; Aceme (Harare, ZW), Rurangirwa; Fred R. (Pullman, WA), Mahan; Suman M. (Harare, ZW), Bowie; Michael V. (Gainesville, FL), Alleman; Arthur Rick (Alachua, FL)

Assignee: University of Florida

International Classification: C07K 14/195 (20060101); C07K 14/29 (20060101); A01N 043/04 (); A61K 031/70 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018